The Spinning World Cycle 1 – Reading

There were a couple of votes for the reading of, ‘And Now the World it Spins Again’. I thought that I would therefore read that, but to put it in context by reading the other poems in the cycle. So to that end, I shall begin here with ‘The World will Stop Turning’, and post one reading each hour until climaxing with the requested reading. Hopefully some of you will still be with me at the end. Sorry about the poor quality of some of the recordings. So here goes

The World Will Stop Turning

Jaguar

 

 

 

 

In a few short hours

My world will stop turning

This separation of ours

This heart filled with yearning

 

I know it will not last

I know there’ll be an end

Eventually this will pass

Our life as we intend

 

Still, it does not stop the hurt

It does not stop the pain

Even though we have

Everything to gain

 

Finally together

No longer forced apart

Always and forever

One single heart

A Poem for a Poetry Reading – On Gossamer Wings

To continue the poetry readings that I have been posting, here is another one. I have to admit that I am quite enjoying posting these readings. I thought that on this occasion I would introduce the reading of ‘On Gossamer Wings’, with another little verse.

This poetry reading is dedicated
To the one I love
The one that is my everything
A gift from up above

Who can this woman be
Well, her name is Ionia
I am sure you all can see
How incredibly I love her

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On Gossamer Wings

On gossamer wings,
On gossamer wings,
My heart it flies to you.
To be together,
‘till the end of days
Is all that’s left to do.

Flying high,
‘cross the ocean blue,
To where it now belongs.
Cradled within,
A soul so true,
Amidst angelic song.

And soon now,
Oh, so very soon,
The body will be along.
To join the heart,
To fill the void,
Back where I belong.

Never a Sin – More Words

Another poetry reading dedicated, as always, to my one true love, Ionia.

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Never a Sin

Smoothly I slide in
You arching back
Deeper I push
Inside of you

You pull me closer
All the way in
Something this pleasurable
Cannot be a sin

In and out
Back and forth
Until in ecstasy
We run our course

Visages of bliss
And gasping breath
A long, lingering kiss
A pause to recover

A look in your eyes
A twitch of your lips
A perfect combination
Of all of our bits

Always Missing You – The Vocal Track

As promised I have selected one of the voted for poems and have recorded it. Not very good quality I am afraid, all of my studio gear is packed away at present. This poem has a great deal of meaning for me and as always, both the poem and the reading are dedicated to the love of my life, Ionia. Now, let’s see if we can get this to actually work.

Julian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I miss you from thousands of miles away,

Or even just a few.

You guide my life in every way,

I am not me without you

 

I visit all those places,

The ones for me and you.

Like where you first spoke to me,

And life began anew

 

Little could I have known then,

What you’d come to mean to me.

Our love it has flourished,

O’er the deep blue sea.

 

You are to me, my everything.

My world, my heart, my life.

The greatest day of all will come

When you become my wife.

 

I will be doing readings of the other poems if this works well enough. I value your opinion in the comments.

Voices of Nature Blog Tour

Stars Above (alouette)

Starry nights shine bright
Thousands of wee lights
Constellations light the sky
Darkness shows contrast
While clouds have gone past
Suspended in time up high

Pisces and Leo
Taurus and Virgo
Constellations light the sky
Sagittarius
Libra, Pegasus
Worlds of tiny lights float by

©2014 Poetry by Pamela, all rights reserved.

This is just a sample of the poetry you will find in Voices of Nature. There are dozens more poems for you to savor.

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You can buy it here for only $.99 for Kindle – it also available in paperback ($7.19) on Amazon.

Poetry gives voice to what the eyes see and the heart hears.

Inspiration exists all around us. Beauty can be found in the laughter of a child or the blooms of a tree. Poems are one person’s interpretation of the world seen through their eyes and felt in their heart. Poetry is soul food – plain and simple.

Voices of Nature is a collection of poems that reflect the inherent splendor of nature all around us. This book utilizes a variety of poetry forms to paint word pictures.

One review said “The sheer variety of styles in this poetry book is amazing. Haiku, triple haiku, acrostic, rondeau, and so many others. Even better is that they explain the poems in the back, which is a great service to the curious reader.

Each poem is clear and paints a perfect picture of nature. Though, I have an odd feeling that both poets were tired of winter since that had the most amount of poems out of the season sections. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I did love the ‘Thunder and Lightning’ acrostic for the imagery and ‘New Day’ for the complicated style and bringing an odd sense of serene closure to the book.

I would highly recommend this poetry book. Even if you’re not into poetry, the pieces for every season will probably have you going ‘I thought the same thing.’

Pamela previously released a collection of love poems titled Dreams of Love with several five star reviews. She has been writing for a short time, but pours her soul into her poetry.
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Kirsten collaborated on a collection called Hope’s Flight.
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This is a collection created by two poets – Pamela B and Kirsten A.
Both women enjoy exploring various topics and poetry forms. Many forms are represented in Voices of Nature (along with a short description of the forms for your convenience). Buy Voices of Nature for only $.99 today and experience the wonders all around us.

Hear ye, Hear ye – No, Really, Hear Me!

Well, I cannot believe that I am reblogging myself, but yes, that’s what is happening. I want MORE votes on this post, so if you haven’t voted yet, please come on down and do so, either here, or on the original post, I will check both. I look forward to seeing your votes. Thanks to everyone that has already commented and voted.

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Inspired by Pam’s recent post, ‘In Love’, where she also included an audio version of one of her poems, I thought I would like to maybe do that. Since I am not as prolific as Pam, I thought that I would read one of the poems that I have already posted on this blog.

So I am running a competition to decide which poem I shall read out. To see the pool of poems to choose from click here. This is the Ionia category, also accessible at the right hand side of the page. I picked this selection of poetry, since you all know that my world revolves around this woman that is the love of my life, and frankly all of my poetry is dedicated to her anyway. Have a look and see which poem, if any, you would like to hear me read, and then pop…

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Intimidation is nine-tenths of the writer’s law

A very insightful post. An important reminder for writers – writers write.

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What do I mean by this? I don’t mean that writers are the intimidating type–actually just the opposite. What I mean to say, is that writers tend to be their own worst enemies.

This is something I have been thinking about for a while. It used to be that when I started a writing project, the first thoughts in my head were always about the project itself: title, chapter length, beginning, middle and end. In recent years my initial thoughts (after the story idea itself) become more about audience, marketing, price, platform, etc. So what happened?

I became obsessed with the ideas of successes and failures. I had an epiphany yesterday, whilst buried up to my elbows in topsoil:

If you write–you are a writer.

Well, duh.

When we become authors we spend a lot of time worrying over how our work will be received. Will people like it? Will…

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How much longer?

I love this poem by Pam. Check it out, and have a peruse of the many beautiful poems on her blog.

Poetry by Pamela

How much longer must I wait
I’m impatient, you see and my feelings won’t abate

How much longer will it be
To see your eyes light up when me you see

How much longer til I don’t count the days
And you are next to me as our bodies sway

How much longer will go by
Until we can join hands and fly to the sky.

How much longer must I wait
My darling I need you now…don’t be late

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My Love

(for Ionia)

I want to express my love,
In thought and word and deed.
To let you always know,
You fill my every need.

I want to express my love,
In every single way,
Because I will always love you,
Until my dying day

Authors Note: The final line is a poetic device only, since we all know that I shall love Ionia in this life, the next, and beyond, eternally.

Hopefully this post will not impact upon my previous one by adding another poem to the competition pool at this late juncture. Check out the competition here.

Hear ye, Hear ye – No, Really, Hear Me!

Inspired by Pam’s recent post, ‘In Love’, where she also included an audio version of one of her poems, I thought I would like to maybe do that. Since I am not as prolific as Pam, I thought that I would read one of the poems that I have already posted on this blog.

So I am running a competition to decide which poem I shall read out. To see the pool of poems to choose from click here. This is the Ionia category, also accessible at the right hand side of the page. I picked this selection of poetry, since you all know that my world revolves around this woman that is the love of my life, and frankly all of my poetry is dedicated to her anyway. Have a look and see which poem, if any, you would like to hear me read, and then pop back here and let me know in the comments.

After some non-specified duration, basically when I get around to it, I can then tot up the myriad votes, or at least check the one poor lonesome comment, and post an audio version of me reading it. This assumes that I can work out how to do that.